FBI Raids Michigan Jewish College For Defrauding Federal Gov. Of Millions In Aid

During a five-year period, MJI’s students claimed $25 million under the Federal Pell Grant Program, which is designed for the neediest American students, almost all those students took degree courses in Judaic studies at yeshivas and seminaries in Israel that they never completed.
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    Prospective students tour the Michigan Jewish Institute.

    Prospective students tour the Michigan Jewish Institute.

    Federal agents raided the offices of a Jewish college that has prospered from millions of dollars in federal aid even though almost all its students live in Israel and hardly any of them graduate.

    Federal officials declined to comment on the reason for the July 7 raid at Michigan Jewish Institute, in a suburb of Detroit.

    But in 2012, the Forward showed how MJI’s assets soared as the college enrolled thousands of students in distance and online learning courses.



    During a five-year period, MJI’s students claimed $25 million under the Federal Pell Grant Program, which is designed for the neediest American students.

    Almost all those students took degree courses in Judaic studies at yeshivas and seminaries in Israel that they never completed.

    Although MJI’s academic record has been poor, its assets have increased to $4.6 million in 2013, the most recent tax year available, from $1.2 million in 2008.

    About 15 federal agents descended on MJI’s administrative offices in Southfield, a suburb of Detroit, on the morning of July 7.

    According to an eyewitness to the raid, who did not wish to be named, the agents herded employees into a conference room, took their personal details and then sent them home.

    The eyewitness saw agents bringing boxes into the building on a hand truck.

    A spokeswoman for the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General, Catherine Grant, confirmed on July 7 that agents were “on site” at MJI. She declined to give any further information.

    Rabbi Kasriel Shemtov, MJI’s president, and Dov Stein, MJI’s director of academic administration, did not respond to requests for comment.

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    • Ikea Monkey

      Israel gets enough money, from the US, as it is! But, if you dare say anything about Israel, you will be labeled as anti-semitic.

    • Fred Reames

      Don’t they get enough of our tax dollars with the $3 billion we send? Now they are taking money away from students here. Congress wants to repeal the Pell grants. Why don’t they just repeal the funds used for foreign students in foreign countries.? And I agree, how many will be punished or just get a slap on the wrist?

    • Andre Leonard

      While this is offensive and appalling. It pales in comparison to the $4 billion a year in American foreign-aid Israel receives.

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    • tanny bash

      Wonder if anyone will be bought to justice or they will walk free since the judiac AIPAC runs the USA government policies

      • dubinsky

        only an ashwhole would claim that ” AIPAC runs the USA government policies”.

        • Mark Wagner

          sorry Duby, the folks here aren’t buying that crap…

          • dubinsky

            “the folks here” don’t have to buy it. they can be just as I described

          • Sir Heywood J.

            Sorry Marky, you’re a bigot and there’s no way around that fact.

            • TecumsehUnfaced

              You had been doing your usual sick ad hominem on this site before 10 hours before you accused me of doing it.

              • Sir Heywood J.

                I’m sorry, I think you responded to the wrong comment.

                • TecumsehUnfaced

                  Nope, nailed the Zionist tool right on his fascist head.

                  • Sir Heywood J.

                    You might want to see Robbie’s vet for that problem of yours.

                    • TecumsehUnfaced

                      To have you put to sleep? Best idea you’ve had yet! Although you’re not much of a problem.

                      • Sir Heywood J.

                        You’re already putting me to sleep… ZZZzzzz

                      • TecumsehUnfaced

                        Good, don’t wake up. But I’m sure you are lying.

        • Robert Munro

          Actually, AIPAC, like countless other “organizations” is nothing but a front for the Rothchild Criminal Cartel. Going back to the money changers Jesus is said to have driven from the temple steps, days before they blackmailed Pilate into executing him – to the Federal Reserve that Kennedy set out to abolish weeks before he was murdered, Judaism is nothing but a front and disposable sheeple for that cartel.

          • Amanda Brand

            Correct!!

            • Sir Heywood J.

              Incorrect!

          • Sir Heywood J.

            The Rothschild family are no longer major players in finance, so that statement is just a hollow meaningless pejorative.

            • TecumsehUnfaced

              You’re still just a fraud, now with ridiculous pretensions of gentility.

              • Sir Heywood J.

                Let the record stand that you went ad hominem first, my fine-feathered fiend.

                • TecumsehUnfaced

                  I’m not your friend, you smear flipping, lying stalker.

                  • Sir Heywood J.

                    I didn’t say “friend”… Reading comprehension issues, Dear Goy?

                    • TecumsehUnfaced

                      You dishonestly changed it! Ha, ha, ha! What a fraud!

                      • Sir Heywood J.

                        No, actually I didn’t change it, ‘Cumface.

                      • TecumsehUnfaced

                        Now comes the usual Heywood obscenity to shine up his lies. He is character is such he can’t help it.

                      • Sir Heywood J.

                        I’m just saying your name. If you view it as obscenity then perhaps you ought to consult a psychotherapist to work through some of those esteem issues of yours.

                      • TecumsehUnfaced

                        They didn’t spay you. They did a lobotomy!

                      • Sir Heywood J.

                        Time for your rabies booster. You should tag along with Robbie when he gets his.

                      • TecumsehUnfaced

                        What? Yours didn’t work? That’s why they did you a lobotomy.

                      • Sir Heywood J.

                        Well, this has been a real barrel of laughs Old Chap, but alas I have some important ZOG business to attend to and thus must bid you adieu. Have a smashing day, Squire.

                      • TecumsehUnfaced

                        You expose that you lie already. Go to sleep like you promised.

        • HerrinSchadenfreude

          Not really.

          • Sir Heywood J.

            No, really!

            • HerrinSchadenfreude

              Well then kindly correct Ariel Sharon, who seems quite convinced of it and leaves no misunderstandings about that.

              • Sir Heywood J.

                Hold on, let me get my psychic so I can hold a seance and communicate with Ariel. Maybe we can get Johnson on the horn while we’re at it and see if he can spill the beans on ZOG from beyond.

                • TecumsehUnfaced

                  He really cut you to pieces on that. See? You’re babbling frantically.

      • Mark Wagner

        walk free, is my bet

      • Robert Munro

        It’s very possible that this school, like Bernie Madoff, made the horrible error of ripping off Jews. The Talmud says that Jews can only commit crimes against Gentiles.

    • Robert Munro

      In Judaism, fraud and corruption are business as usual.

    • TecumsehUnfaced

      Nothing surprising about this. Israel was built on stolen land and fattened on other people’s money. Why should they go after money meant to educate America’s poor?

      • dubinsky

        israel was given sovereignty over land and did not steal it.

        • Mark Wagner

          I am giving the Palestinian people the sovereignty over the land from the west bank to the sea.
          Now, they didn’t steal the land I gave it to them…problem solved!
          Sorry dubinsky the crowd here isn’t a bunch of your dupes, I don’t think…

          • dubinsky

            if you had it to give, Mark, you just might do that.

            the Palestinians never had sovereignty as their own….

            • Mark Wagner

              They had the land, it was theirs, for thousands of, literally years, and some clown on some island in the Atlantic, gave it to some interlopers from Cleveland, Flatbush, and Russia, that had never stepped on the land, “sovereignty”…it must be painful to contort yourself like that…….if that can be done, I can certainly give it back to them….isn’t apartheid, and Naziism a fun thing when you are on the giving out end?
              You should be ashamed.

              • dubinsky

                no. the land wasn’t theirs. they had some of it..and most of ut wasn’t privately owned…. people who worked as tenant farmers don’t own the land.

                • Mark Wagner

                  Jesus dub, could you be any more brainwashed?
                  Lying continuously doesn’t change the truth.
                  Don’t pick up a history book written in 1950’s it might hurt your mind…

                  • dubinsky

                    when did the Palestinian Arabs hold sovereignty, dutzhead?

                    • Simon King

                      Wondered when the personal insults would appear.
                      Typical of you people!

                      • dubinsky

                        who are you?

                      • Sir Heywood J.

                        “You people”, who are you talking about, Black people? Latinos? Gays? Come on, say what you mean.

                      • Mark Wagner

                        It always happens when you hit a reality wall

              • Sir Heywood J.

                No,he shouldn’t. He’s not Israeli and he doesn’t even visit, if he ever has. He is an American of (possible) Jewish extraction. He bears no responsibility for what Israel does, and you insinuating otherwise is no different from Muslim-Americans being blamed for the acts of ISIS.

            • Mark Wagner

              Doesn’t look like the comments are in agreement with you Dub

              • dubinsky

                does that matter even slightly?

                • Mark Wagner

                  Well Sir dub, it might indicate that the average poster here, isn’t exactly in agreement that it is OK to be a totally scam school, using taxpayer money, to give a bunch of Jewish kids, a ride around the middle east. Face it, this is just another scam, and in this particular case, the jews are right square on front street. But relax, I am sure they will all walk, or flee the country, with no fear of extradition. All will be just fine. How do like my sister?

              • Sir Heywood J.

                So what?

            • Sir Heywood J.

              Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think you’re saying that the Palestinians shouldn’t have their own state… You’re just simply stating that Palestinians have never had a nation state of their own. Which is historically true.

              • dubinsky

                you ain’t wrong.

                I’m in favor of the stinking occupation ending and the Palestinians having their own state.

                • Sir Heywood J.

                  ZIONIST PIG!!! 😉

        • Robert Munro

          Israel has stolen every square cm that Jews occupy outside of the territory it was given by the UN in 1947 (because of the fraud perpetrated by the Rothschild cartel and a corrupt British civil servant).

          • KyraNelson

            And every stinking square cm of the U.S.? Or Europe? All those Europeans are the original tribes speaking the same languages with the same religions as 2,500 years ago? Thought not.

        • HerrinSchadenfreude

          No. They were given the right to a state by the Balfour Declaration subject to the condition that they don’t under any circumstances attempt to interfere with or deny the rights or culture of the in place people, meaning the Arab-Palestinians. They reneged. The White Paper of 1939 revoked British support of the Israeli state, which is why the Irgun bombed British hotels, attacked British soldiers and tried to broker a deal with the Nazis to assist them in defeating the British.

          The Jewish state was never made official by the UN. It was “recommended”, because that’s all the UN General Assembly has power to do. The UN Security Council never signed off.

          So, did they steal it? No. Is it legally theirs? Also, no. Not by any internationally recognized authority.

          • dubinsky

            wow, that’s a diaper load. stop talkin out yerass and go clean it.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            Actually, the Balfour Declaration, part of a letter of conspiracy between a corrupt British minister and one of the richest Zionist banksters, didn’t give the right of the Zionists to seize Palestine. There was no self determinacy by the indigenous population involved.

            That’s just from abandoning the presumption of European lordship over anybody they could subdue by force.

            Other than that I agree with your analysis.

        • KyraNelson

          A lot of it was purchased from absentee Arab landowners.

          • dubinsky

            yes. and they profited handsomely…..but the Palestinians won’t tell you about that.

      • Sir Heywood J.

        Actually the Israel aspect to this story is totally ancillary and besides the point. The point being that scores of private colleges and universities have defrauded the government on various bases, yet rules have not been put in place to regulate these institutions. That should be the real focus of discussion; that is, if the article and the ensuing comments weren’t blatantly begging the question, insinuating some extraordinary Jewish/Israeli crime.

        • TecumsehUnfaced

          I see. You’re saying that it’s only natural that Zionists should be among the vultures that clustered around for this corrupt meal.

          • Sir Heywood J.

            I’m sayin’ go play in traffic with your WN buddies.

            • TecumsehUnfaced

              Ha, ha, the true Heywood, ever despicable, comes out from that fake veneer of civilization.

              • Sir Heywood J.

                And you are doing a fine job “unfacing” yourself as the far-right bigot you truly are.

                • TecumsehUnfaced

                  Thanks for confirming what a slime job you are. You think everyone who doesn’t approve of Zionist crimes against humanity is a “far-right” bigot.

                  • Sir Heywood J.

                    Keep bloviating, Blocko.

                    • TecumsehUnfaced

                      He learned a new word!